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Plug-In Hybrid Conversion Kit for the Prius

February 25, 2011 No comments

Are you a budget minded Then there is a company in who has worked very hard to put a DIY plug-in conversion package for the to 2009 Toyota Prius. To things easier, Plug-In of Petaluma, California has fabricated a box and collected the other hardware and necessary to convert your Their complete system batteries, battery box, and wiring harness.

They offer an EV switch that operation up to 52 mph without the help of the combustion engine.

Here s how it works. Twenty are connected in series yielding a voltage of 240 volts that is connected to the Toyota NiMH pack in the Prius. The batteries are nicely in a specialized battery box by Plug-In Supply that atop the spare tire in the well. the battery box is mounted on a with hydraulic lifts so it can out of the way in case one needs access to the Pretty nifty.

The kit by itself for $4995 and most dealers install it for a grand or so. This the conversion package to about

While not as expensive as the Hymotion it still is a shock to most s finances. This kit will 12 to 15 miles in all electric mode and is the solution for those evening and errands. If you have short to work, especially on city you may even be able to avoid the engine start at all.

is truly an alternative energy

Plug-In Supply Inc of Petaluma is pleased to announce the availability of and assemblies to build the Prius+ conversion invented by CalCars to a 40+ mpg Prius into a 100+ mpg Plus (plus 1 cent/mile of With the conversion system a Prius can be driven for the first miles on electricity before to standard Prius driving

A PHEV owner plugs in the car to recharge the battery pack. saves gasoline by substituting cheaper, domestic electricity for a of the gas that would otherwise be to propel the vehicle. Electricity the outlet sells for less $1 per gas gallon equivalent (GGE).

The conversion is the original and most non-commercial PHEV conversion for the Prius car.

Plug-In products allow dealers to high-quality PHEV conversions.

The system uses new extended lead-acid batteries (over 800 for better battery longevity was previously available. The combination of battery life and lower improves the affordability of converting a

The PbA20 PHEV Assembly is a tested, and ready to install It provides access to the spare and contains 20 PbA20-12 lead-acid plus all high voltage and control electronics in a strong steel enclosure. Expect 10 15 miles of EV mode range.

chemistry: Lithium Iron (LiFePO4) or Lead Acid

Expected battery life: 11+ for LiFePO4, 2 years for PbA.

weight: 150 lb for Lithium Iron (LiFePO4) and 360 lb for Lead-Acid (PbA).

Pack Mounting Location: rear cargo deck on top of tire. Battery box lifts up on to access spare tire.

Capacity: 5kW

TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Voltage: 256 VDC

Charge 4 to 8 hours from any 110 VAC / 15A outlet.

charger mounts under seats or in cargo area.

The PbA Assembly is also available batteries.

Summary of the features of the Supply Prius+ PHEV

Three mode operation, Prius, Enhanced Prius and Vehicle.

Normal Prius is performance, PHEV engaged.

Prius mode engages battery pack to enhance the during normal Prius

Electric Vehicle mode gas engine does not start. To this mode car must be to a stop, turned off then Car restarts in normal Prius

Range in EV mode: 10 to 15 miles per Depends on terrain and driving

Max speed in EV mode: 52 mph.

TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid
TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid


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